Cadwy is about to start Big School. His mother decides to have his long, messy hair cut for the Big Day. His friends tease him about his haircut and he tries to solve the problem himself but decides he doesn’t want to go to school after all, although the big day will arrive anyway.
Cadwy's Haircut is recommended for 5 to 7 year old readers and the story is suitable for 3 years and over. Some younger readers may still require help reading it or may enjoy having it read to them. Young readers with more confidence will find this story an interesting read, which will assist with word-building skills and in increasing their vocabulary.
Cadwy’s story evokes a variety of emotions in a young child and in the way the character tries to deal with his problem. It is easily identifiable to children of varying age groups. The story is positive and constructive and uses adult role models and community themes such as police, and school in an affirmative way. The story deals with mild bullying from friends and works through the process constructively, dealing with the associated feelings in a light, easy to read format with colourful illustrations with a lovable new character.
Cadwy's Haircut is set in Wales with original watercolour and line drawing illustrations.